Bears Back Home for 'Blackout' Game Vs. Jacksonville

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Updated: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 04:53:22 EST

After back-to-back road wins, the Mercer University football team returns home for an all-important conference game with Jacksonville University as the Bears look to keep pace in the race for a Pioneer Football League Championship.

The Saturday afternoon game kicks off at 3 p.m. and has been labeled a "blackout game," meaning the team will wear all black uniforms and fans are encouraged to dress accordingly.

The Bears are in the midst of their second four-game winning streak of the season and remain a half game back of Butler, Marist and San Diego for the league lead and even in the loss column with all three teams.

The top two offenses in the PFL go head-to-head Saturday with the Jacksonville Dolphins leading the conference at 41.4 points per game and Mercer ranking second at 40.7.

The Bears are looking to pick up their fifth straight victory Saturday and tie the program record for consecutive wins in a season.

Mercer won five straight games in 1914, 1930 and 1932 and put together a six-game winning streak that spanned two seasons from 1910-1911.

With a perfect 6-0 record at home, the Bears are tied for the most FCS home wins in the country with Sam Houston State and James Madison, while Auburn, Ohio State and Michigan State are the only FBS programs with 6-0 marks on their home field.

To read the complete game notes for the Mercer Bears Vs. Jacksonville Dolphins, click HERE.

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